VIDEO: Rick Hanson on Overcoming the Brain’s Negativity Bias

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Rick Hanson

“The brain is very good at learning from bad experiences, but very bad at learning from the good ones,” says Rick Hanson, a neuropsychologist and author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. While this negativity bias may have helped our early ancestors survive, today it often keeps our attention locked on the anxiety, trauma, and suffering from which most of our clients seek relief.

So as therapists, our job is to help our clients change their brains. Sound impossible? It won’t when you hear Rick talk about it. Here’s a clip to get you started. 

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Topic: Brain Science & Psychotherapy

Tags: Anxiety | anxiety and depression | brain | Brain Science & Psychotherapy | brain science and psychology. | Rick Hanson

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Saturday, February 13, 2016 5:30:43 PM | posted by Paula Marcolin
Quick, informative video. Love how the evolution of why we default to negative thinking was explained. Thank you!